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Fall for the Book 2019

Fall for the Book 2019

On October 11, Mason Korea successfully held a cross-continental literary event as part of Mason’s annual Fall for the Book Festival at the Fairfax campus. Two Korean-American authors, Eugenia Kim and Alice Stephens, were invited to talk about their recently published books. Close to 50 participants attended the event at the Korea campus to hear the authors discuss how they ended up writing such powerful narratives of their families’ immigration story and trans-racial adoption experience.

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Joint symposium with Yonsei on Gandhi's legacies

Joint symposium with Yonsei on Gandhi's legacies

George Mason University Korea and Yonsei University's United Graduate School of Theology held a joint international symposium to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's birth. The two-day event was held at Yonsei University's Songdo International Campus and Mason Korea from October 1-2. The symposium entitled "Gandhi’s 150-year Legacies: Peacebuilding from Asia and the West" was co-hosted by Mason Korea, the East-West Theological Forum, and the Indian Embassy in Seoul.

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Studying Abroad in the Balkans

Studying Abroad in the Balkans

Youngseo (Laura) Park is a Mason Korea student majoring in conflict analysis and resolution, who participated in the first ever study abroad program organized by George Mason University Korea in the summer of 2019, led by Dr. Borislava Manojlovic and Dr. Roland Wilson. This unique experience enabled Youngseo and eighteen of her fellow students to learn about conflict and peacebuilding in the three countries in the Balkans: Bosnia, Serbia, and Croatia.

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Seizing an opportunity at a UN organization

Seizing an opportunity at a UN organization

Our recent graduate, Hyun Jung Yu, is currently working as an intern at the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), located in Songdo G-Tower. The 3-month internship is mandatory for anyone applying for full-time positions at UNESCAP.

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Growing up with Mason Korea

Growing up with Mason Korea

Hanna Hyerin Yoon (26) enrolled in the global affairs program when George Mason University Korea opened its doors in March 2014. Hanna grew as she watched the school grow before her eyes. Hanna graduated in spring 2019 and enrolled as a scholarship recipient at the first and top global business school in the US, the Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University.

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Fall 2019 Convocation

Fall 2019 Convocation

Nearly 90 students attended the event including around 70 incoming freshmen and approximately 15 exchange students visiting from the Fairfax campus. This marks the largest annual enrollment to date at George Mason University Korea with the combined enrollment numbers for the spring and fall semesters in 2019. 

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Dr. Manojlovic's workshop at the UN

Dr. Manojlovic's workshop at the UN

Dr. Borislava Manojlovic, Assistant Professor of Conflict Analysis and Resolution program at our campus, led a workshop at the United Nations Headquarters in New York concerning environmental challenges and consensus building on August 6 and 7. This two–day workshop featured speakers from UN Peacekeeping Operations Department, the Community Sant’Egidio, and GMUK’s, Dr. Borislava Manojlovic.

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An unforgettable semester

An unforgettable semester

Courtney is a sophomore majoring in marketing with a double minor in political science and sports management at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. She always wanted to study abroad. She chose Korea because as a business student, she understood the importance of immersing herself in a foreign country with a booming economy where she could learn more about business and culture.

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